The Board of Nurse Examiners may deny licensure to individuals who answer "Yes" to the following questions:

  1. Have you been convicted, adjudged guilty by a court, plead guilty, no contest or nolo contendere to any crime in any state territory or country, whether or not a sentence was imposed, including any pending criminal charges or unresolved arrest (excluding minor traffic violations)? This includes expunged offenses and deferred adjudications with or without prejudice of guilt. Please note that DUI's, DWI's, PI's must be reported and are not considered minor traffic violations. (One time minor in possession [MIP] or minor in consumption [MIC] do not need to be disclosed, therefore you may answer "No". If you have two or more MIP's or MIC's, you may answer "Yes".)
  2. Do you have any criminal charges pending, including unresolved arrests?
  3. Has any licensing authority refused to issue you a license or ever revoked, annulled, cancelled, accepted surrender of, suspended, placed on probation, refused to renew a professional license or certificate held by you now or previously, or ever fined, censured, reprimanded or otherwise disciplined you?
  4. Within the past five (5) years have you been addicted to and/or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug?
  5. Within the past five (5) years have you been diagnosed with, treated, or hospitalized for schizophrenia and/or psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder or borderline personality disorder?

Applicants who answer "Yes" to any of these questions should contact the Board of Nurse Examiners at 1-512-305-6818 to clarify their status and complete a declaratory order.